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    Sale 2138

    Impressionist /Modern Art

    11 February 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 43

    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)

    Masque d'Hanako, étude type G, petit modèle

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    Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
    Masque d'Hanako, étude type G, petit modèle
    signed, numbered, and dated 'A. Rodin no 7 c by musée Rodin. 1964.' (on the right side) and inscribed with foundry mark '.Georges Rudier..Fondeur.Paris.' (on the left side); with raised signature 'A. Rodin' (on the reverse)
    bronze with brown and green patina
    Height: 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.)
    Conceived in 1907-1908; this bronze version cast in 1964


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    This work will be included in the forthcoming Auguste Rodin catalogue critique de l'oeuvre sculpté currently being prepared by the Comité Rodin at Galerie Brame et Lorenceau under the direction of Jérôme Le Blay under the archive number 2008-2024B.

    Provenance

    Musée Rodin, Paris.
    Delphic Arts, New York (acquired from the above, November 1964).
    Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner, September 1968.


    Literature

    J.L. Tancock, The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin, Philadelphia, 1976, p. 500, no. 97, 98-4 (another cast illustrated, p. 551).
    A. Le Normand-Romain, The Bronzes of Rodin, Catalogue of Works in the Musée Rodin, Paris, 2007, vol. II, p. 407, no. S.566 (another cast illustrated).